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5 states make up for nearly two-third of India’s coronavirus cases





Five states—Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu—make up for nation’s 62 per cent of active Covid-19 cases, health ministry officials said in a briefing to reporters on Thursday.

Maharashtra has been the hardest hit followed by the three southern states. Uttar Pradesh is the best in these five worst states.  

The official however added that India’s coronavirus cases per million population are much less compared to nations such as Brazil which is reporting 28,000 cases per million population. India’s been reporting 2,000 cases per million population.

“Daily numbers are increasing but you have to see all this in the context of population. We are also testing more people and positivity rate remains around 7 per cent,” Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan told reporters.

A record surge of 83,883 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours took India’s tally past the 38-lakh mark, just 1.5 lakh behind Brazil, the nation with the second-biggest cases. Over 29 lakhs have recovered.

On Wednesday, 1,043 corona-related deaths occurred. In all India’s fatality numbers from the pandemic are 67,376.

Global coronavirus infections have crossed 2.57 crore. Over 8.56 kah people have died of the infection globally.


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